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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Job Growth

There were 1,056,500 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,006,060 employed persons for the month. Indianapolis lost 4,200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 116 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Indianapolis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,056,500 -4,200 +17,400
CPS 1,006,060 -116 +10,874

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Indianapolis as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Indianapolis, Indiana

CES employment for Indianapolis peaked in February 2017 at 1,060,700. Since then 4,200 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,006,176 for Indianapolis in February 2017. 116 jobs have been lost in Indianapolis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Indianapolis, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,056,500 -4,200 1,006,060 -116
February 2017 1,060,700 2,100 1,006,176 2,190
January 2017 1,058,600 2,200 1,003,986 6,985
December 2016 1,056,400 2,000 997,001 417
November 2016 1,054,400 3,800 996,584 432
October 2016 1,050,600 100 996,152 -267
September 2016 1,050,500 2,700 996,419 -648
August 2016 1,047,800 -1,900 997,067 266
July 2016 1,049,700 10,400 996,801 2,239
June 2016 1,039,300 -600 994,562 2,047
May 2016 1,039,900 1,100 992,515 -821
April 2016 1,038,800 -299 993,336 -1,850